[Python-ideas] Non-English names in the turtle module.

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 10:22:48 CEST 2015

On 5 September 2015 at 16:46, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
> I still think an i18n-based architecture is the way to go, to minimize
> such boilerplate (error-prone for translators) among other reasons.
> Neither users nor translators need to see it, unless they want to see
> "how'd they do that?"  In which case, isn't more "educational" to show
> them the way it's done in the real world?

Sorting out such procedural questions *iteratively* is one of the
reasons I think it's desirable to pursue this externally first. There
are a *lot* of possible options here, including using a full
translation platform like Zanata or Pootle to manage the interaction
with translators, and also a need to allow teachers of students that
aren't native English speakers to easily try out the revised module
*before* we commit to adding it to CPython.


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